i-Tree Eco surveys provide information on the structure, condition and value of the urban forest. Since its pilot in Torbay in 2011 i-Tree Eco surveys have been carried out in more than a dozen urban areas across Wales, Scotland and England.
The surveys have provided a monetary value for the services trees provide for urban areas. For example, London’s i-Tree Eco survey estimated the city’s 8.4 million trees provide more than £133 million worth of benefits annually.
Forest Research is reviewing the impact that these surveys have had on attitudes, policy and management associated with the urban forest in order to understand how better to utilise these surveys and their results in the future.
If you have experience of an i-Tree Eco survey, whether it is participating in a project, reading a report or using the findings from one of the Eco studies. If you have, Forest Research are interested in your opinion on if and how the Eco projects are having an impact.
Forest Research have prepared an online questionnaire which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.The survey will remain open until May 31st.
You can help out by filling in the survey here.